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A Message from Gregory Knox Jones
Bring a picnic basket and join us on the front lawn of our church this Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. for a free concert featuring Vivaldi's The Four Seasons as we have never heard it before! The concert is sponsored by Artcinia, a group of Philadelphia-based professional musicians and community leaders who are providing the opportunity to experience high-quality performing arts in neighborhood settings. While most of these concerts will be performed in and around Philadelphia, Westminster was chosen as the Wilmington location for this unique opportunity. Limited seating. Reservations required.
Next Seven Days
TONIGHT: The Misuse of Critical Race Theory: A Handicap for Truth in Public Education
Thursday, June 10, 7:00 p.m. on Zoom
The movement for inclusiveness in K-12 curriculum has been mischaracterized by those who deny the importance of a full accounting of the history of racism in US history. WPC congregants Sue Linderman and KC Morrison discuss critical race theory and deficits in education with Dr. Jenice View, a curriculum expert from American University; and Delaware Senator Laura Sturgeon, a sponsor of HB 198, which is at Governor Carney’s desk for signature, to require Black history education in K-12 schools in Delaware. Hosted by Westminster’s Peace & Justice Work Group.
Zoom Meeting ID: 860 2752 1655
TOMORROW: 2021 Summer Concert Series
Fridays, June 11, 18, and 25, 7:00 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church and Artcinia will present Music in YOUR Neighborhood, a series of three summer concerts on Fridays at 7 p.m. Each concert is free and open to the public. Advance reservations are required. Visit artcinia.com for more information.
  • June 11: Four Seasons and More (piano trio)
  • June 18: Violin with a Spanish Flair (violin and piano)
  • June 25: From Bach to Coleman (string quartet)
Concerts will take place on the front lawn. Please bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, the concert(s) will move indoors to the Westminster sanctuary. Masks are still required indoors.
Download and share the concert flyer!
Worship Service in Our Sanctuary (June 13)
Sunday, June 13, 9:00 a.m.
Our sanctuary is open on Sunday mornings for one worship service at 9:00 a.m. Attendance is limited and an online reservation (one per family) is required. We have established guidelines for your safety, which include social distancing and wearing a mask. The liturgy will be emailed to you after you make your reservation to print from home and bring to the service or to pull up on your mobile device; a limited number of printed copies will be available. The decision to attend in-person worship rests with each individual. Livestreamed and recorded options continue to be available on our website and YouTube.
Masks are still required indoors.
Racism Has a Cost for Everyone
Thursday, June 17, 7:00 p.m.
Join us on Zoom as we watch a short TED Talk by Heather McGhee, author of “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together,” followed by a discussion of the issues she identifies and the proposals she offers. Hosted by Westminster’s Peace & Justice Work Group.
Zoom Meeting ID: 860 2752 1655
Coming Up
Worship Service in Our Sanctuary (June 20)
Sunday, June 20, 9:00 a.m.
Our sanctuary is open on Sunday mornings for one worship service at 9:00 a.m. Attendance is limited and an online reservation (one per family) is required. We have established guidelines for your safety, which include social distancing and wearing a mask. The liturgy will be emailed to you after you make your reservation to print from home and bring to the service or to pull up on your mobile device; a limited number of printed copies will be available. The decision to attend in-person worship rests with each individual. Livestreamed and recorded options continue to be available on our website and YouTube.
Masks are still required indoors.
Sanctuary Flowers
Date available in July
Consider giving the flowers for Sunday worship to remember or honor loved ones or to celebrate an event, while expressing praise and thanksgiving to God. Please contact Linda Watson during business hours at (302) 571-6719 or lwatson@ycst.com. The next available date is July 4.
Traveling the Path of Grief Together
Sundays, September 26 – November 14 (8 weeks), 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon on Zoom
Many of us have suffered a loss during the pandemic. While society may be anxious for us to zoom through our grief, Ecclesiastes guides us towards a time to mourn and a time to heal. If you’ve experienced a loss of a loved one, please consider joining the Better Days Grief Support Group, which will be online for participants’ comfort and safety. We’ve modified the program and have added new resources. Please contact Jill Getty (jgetty@wpc.org) with any questions and/or to obtain a registration form.
Featured Photo
At our Summer Celebration last Sunday, Bob Stoddard and Pam White visit youth volunteers at the snack table. Many thanks to coordinators Gathoni Murugi-Jenkins and Lynne Perkins! We had a good turnout despite the heat!
News to Note
Thank you!
Thanks to those who participated or supported the Westminster Walkers team for Friendship House in the Highmark (Virtual) Walk for a Healthy Community. Thank you for helping us raise much needed funds for Friendship House’s ongoing programs to help the homeless in our area.
Video Recording Now Available
The recording of the dynamic presentation by Melody Phillips on The Teen Warehouse at REACH Riverside is now available on YouTube. Be sure to watch it – you will be so inspired and hope-filled! This presentation was hosted by Westminster’s Peace & Justice Work Group.
Photo Prayer
The Westminster Weekly Word features a new Photo Prayer once a month. You may browse all Photo Prayers by Danny Schweers at any time by visiting www.photoprayer.com.
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